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Spankies - Bar

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203 E 9th St, Cookeville, TN 38501-2616
+1 931-526-3344
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11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 03:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local spot. Staff is friendly and food is terrific. Highly recommend! Have been here for dinner and also just to watch sports. Works great for both.

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Thank Patti F
Sevierville, Tennessee
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408 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on the advise of the woman at DelMonaco Winery. Kind of a "Hole in the wall" place (in a good way). Very cool rustic barnwood interior! Lots of character! The food was very good and the prices were excellent! A little hard to find but definitely worth it!

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Thank Gary M
Cookeville, Tennessee
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368 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the fish and chips, the bread. We always have to stop in and pick up the spinach dip to take to out-of-town friends. Nice selection on the menu, great service and drinks.

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Thank WeenjoytravelingUSA
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to eat and have some drinks near the Univeristy. You can have dinner with family or just hangout and get appetizers. They have a covered outside patio. Sometimes they have live music

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Thank Diane G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Awesome chicken stix and other fare. Good old fashioned bar. This restaurant is a must try if you visit Cookeville, TN

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Thank Matthew P
Nashville, Tennessee
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place has been here since the King of France, Louis Phillipe spent his last night on the Upper-Cumberland. It is a great college dive for a sandwich and a brew. The quality rivals 95% of the Mom & Pop Burger dens you will find anywhere.... They have a fair selection of brew, I wish they had Calf-Killer?/!! The supper... More 

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Thank MDFS333
mid-TN
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154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Spankies has been around for a long, long, long time. For a while, before Cookeville had liquor-by-the-drink, it was THE place to go. The menu was fun, as was the decor, and it's just a block from the university. Now, the only thing updated is the menu, and even it arrives at your table stained with use. The atmosphere is... More 

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Thank visuality
Livingston, Tennessee
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Great for a family visit or a date night. Several delicious items on the menu, you can't go wrong. We have tried the duck a few times and it was delicious.

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Thank TheBillings
Lebanon, Tennessee
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

This restaurant was a favorite of mine while in college. Every time I am in Cookeville, I have to stop here for lunch. You cannot go wrong with anything you choose. Food is good, service is good, and it is right off campus. Make this a tradition for all new college students!

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Thank Geoff A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Most bars do not have amazing salads but these are the best in town! I love going there for lunch or a business meeting and having a great big salad and feeling full after eating a salad! The salads have great amounts of protein on them as well. Everything is delicious!

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Thank Heidi C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Italian, Cajun & Creole, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 03:00
Monday
11:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 03:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 E 9th St, Cookeville, TN 38501-2616
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-526-3344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?